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  1. SpudBob
    12-10-2017 12:11 PM - permalink
    It helps to have some real world views for sure. Im not looking to make the Wee a Dakar Rally bike just want less jarring on the occasional off bumpy road foray. As it stands its quite jarring when you hit anything resembling a small bump or G-out. My bike is already modified a bit for off road use. I lengthened travel on both ends. i added 1&1/3 spacer to front and longer shock/dogbones to lengthen rear about 1&3/4. its got about an inch more clearance, Anyway ill stay in touch if/when i do the mods and let you know my thoughts. It may be a month or two till I get around to it.Bob
  2. ptarmigan2
    12-09-2017 08:16 PM - permalink
    I’m not sure how much this will help. I never take my bike off-road, other than occasional gravel roads. Also, it’s been a while since I did the DDC install so I’ve internalized the changes by now.
    I do remember my immediate impressions though. Compliance was much improved, most noticeable on gravel roads that previously felt like they would shake the bike apart. With the DDCs in that was much improved. Could feel the front end sitting down on the road instead of floating and thrashing. I also remember being much more able to hold a line in turns if I hit a bump, rather than get thrown wide, if you know what I mean.
    For the money I’d definitely do it again. Not going to turn your bike into an MX bike though

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    retired and like'n it
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